The ‘ideal’ store of value and what the Bitcoin standard ‘fixes’

While Bitcoin merchants and conventional gold buyers appear fated to conflict, a debate between Bitcoin strategist Greg Foss and gold bug Peter Schiff on Peter McCormack’s What Bitcoin Did podcast led to revelations and novel ideas – together with a crypto backed by gold.

Risk and Management

Discussing the threat reward of Bitcoin, Schiff strongly believed that the high cryptocurrency was extra dangerous at $50,000 than at beneath $10, as a result of there was more cash to be misplaced.

Claiming that buyers finally needed bodily belongings and {that a} value crash was inevitable, Schiff said,

“I personal actual companies, I personal actual property, I personal stuff that I can really use. If all you personal is Bitcoin, you need to purchase these things that I have already got. Everybody who’s shopping for Bitcoin desires what I have already got. I don’t need any of their Bitcoins.”

Despite this, Greg Foss identified the energy of a diversified portfolio. He calculated that if Schiff had invested one % of his gold portfolio in Bitcoin when it was at $10 per BTC, his complete portfolio would have gone up 50 instances, whereas training good threat administration.

A Network’s Value

To counter Schiff’s claims of Bitcoin not having actual value, McCormack acknowledged that Bitcoin was backed by math, if not a bodily asset. He then proposed the thought of a crypto backed by gold. Schiff agreed gold was an “best store of value to again up any cryptocurrency.” Even so, he argued that folks would like such belongings over fiat cash, forcing governments to intervene.

While discussing whether or not Bitcoin was arduous cash or not, Foss defined that the value of Bitcoin was not because of its peg (or lack thereof), however relatively the power of its “safe” infrastructure. He said,

“The value of Bitcoin is the community, okay? It’s the strongest laptop community in the world. These different cash could also be competing for that very same supremacy, however proper now they don’t have it. Bitcoin is the strongest laptop community in the world bar none.”

McCormack additionally added that Bitcoin had value inside its community, and that not like gold, it helped individuals save on expensive remittance charges.


Schiff additionally known as Bitcoin “Ponzi-esque,” noting that “the cash that I get out is the cash that you just put in.”

On the different finish of the spectrum, Bitcoin analyst Willy Woo claimed that centralized powers can manipulate even gold costs to trigger inflation. He advocated for a decentralized Bitcoin standard. Meanwhile, Schiff additionally noted {that a} greenback breakdown may happen.

Despite a world of distinction maintaining gold buyers and Bitcoin merchants aside, maybe each can share components of an anti-fiat philosophy.

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